Concordia University Portland

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School Overview

Concordia University, located in Portland Oregon, is a private, coeducational Christian university that opened for business in 1905. Concordia started out as a University-preparatory school. However, in 1950 the school added college classes and then in 1977 the preparatory education was discontinued. The school has grown to over 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The main university is in Northeast Portland but the school has branches all across Oregon and is currently in the process of opening a Law School in Idaho. The University is comprised of four colleges and offers students a selection of eighteen majors.

The University sits on a 13 acre campus located in Northeast Portland located near the U.S. Route 30 Bypass. The university has several other campus locations around Portland including Aloha, Ashland, Bend, Gresham and Medford. Concordia is known for its 75,000 square foot R. White Library & Learning Center. It is a $15 million library and is located across from the campus green on the school’s main campus. Other features of Concordia’s campus include the 60-foot bell tower and the spacious 50,000 square-foot Concordia Place Apartments. These apartments are the on-campus residence halls available to current students.

Concordia has four academic colleges with include the College of Education, the School of Management, the College of Theology, Arts and Sciences, and the College of Health and Human Services. Through these colleges, the university offers over 18 majors and 20 concentrations. Popular programs at Concordia include biology, history, education, nursing, English and more. In addition, Concordia offers graduate degrees in education and business administration.

Concordia received the rating of a Tier 4 school by U.S. News & World Report, in their “2010 Best Colleges” edition. They also ranked Concordia 88th best regional university in the west.

Their athletic teams, known as the Cavaliers, compete at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics level and are members of the Cascade Collegiate Conference.

General Information

Admission Office

2811 Northeast Holman Street

Portland, OR 97211-6099

(503) 280-8501

(800) 321-9371

Fax: (503) 280-8531

Contact: Bobi Swan

Dean of Admission
Main Address

2811 Northeast Holman Street

Portland, OR 97211

(503) 288-9371

Total undergrads: 1,065

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 164

Degree-seeking undergrads: 995

Graduate enrollment: 644


Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $20

Online application fee: Free
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 60%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 74%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
International Business B


Biology Teacher Education B
Business Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Health Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Mathematics Education B
Physical Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Health System Administration B
Nursing (RN) B
Premedicine B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A,B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion

Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Social Sciences

Social Sciences – General B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Religious Education B
Theology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Concordia University-Portland Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (503) 288-9371
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 2811 NE Holman Street, Portland, OR 97211-6099
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 5,669
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 48%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,226 (22% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $32,230
Out-of-state Tuition: $32,230
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $23,184

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Concordia University-Portland Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Concordia University-Portland.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 131
Education 6593
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 12
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 2
Physical Sciences 1
Psychology 11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Social Sciences 1
Theology and Religious Vocations 12
Visual and Performing Arts 1
Grand total 8125113

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Concordia University-Portland and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $32,230
Out-of-state $32,230
Books and supplies $900

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $20,910
Out-of-state $20,910

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 244 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 244 100% $23,184
Student loan aid 160 66% $8,118

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,251 83% $17,778
Federal student loans 947 63% $9,272

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Concordia University-Portland. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Concordia University-Portland students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 2,272 607 1,665
Percent admitted 100% 53% 59%
Percent admitted who enrolled 10% 10% 10%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Concordia University-Portland Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 5,669
Undergraduate enrollment 1,588
Graduate enrollment 4,081

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Concordia University-Portland Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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